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Charlie Parker

Charles Parker Jr., also known as Yardbird and Bird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in the development of bebop, a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos, virtuosic technique and advanced harmonies. Parker was a blazingly fast virtuoso, and he introduced revolutionary harmonic ideas including rapid passing chords, new variants of altered chords, and chord substitutions. His tone... Read More

Birth nameCharles Parker Jr.
Also known asBird, Yardbird
BornAugust 29, 1920
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S
OriginKansas City, Missouri
DiedMarch 12, 1955 (aged 34)
New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresJazz, bebop
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsAlto and tenor saxophone
Years active1937–55
Websitecharlieparkermusic.com
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